According to Chloe (@_chloe_michaela_), the 21-year-old makeup artist recently used a glue stick to help shape her eyebrows. Though that might sound a bit random, the trend has actually become increasingly popular on TikTok as a way to hold each hair in place and create the look of shiny, smooth brows. It apparently works as a simple (and cheaper) alternative to using brow gels or opting for eyebrow lamination.
“Drag queens and other stage performers have used this method for years,” the experts at L’Oréal Paris explained in a recent blog post, “so while it seems a little unorthodox, trust that it’s the best tool for the job.”
The only problem? While Chloe’s glue stick may have dried clear, she didn’t realize its ingredients would make her brows glow in the dark under certain lighting conditions.
“‘Cause this is why,” she continues, before cutting to a video of herself at said bowling alley.
In the second clip, Chloe’s eyebrows are literally glowing in the dark, which clearly was not her intention. And while it’s unclear what fellow bowlers thought of her luminescent brows, it’s obvious that she was pretty mortified by the whole thing.
“I can’t believe I was seen out in public like this,” she wrote in the post caption.
But over in the comments section, people couldn’t stop laughing.
“Omg how funny,” wrote one person — to which Chloe replied, “Never gluing my brows again.”
“I would be mortified,” added someone else.
“Oh believe me I was!” the TikToker responded.
In one comment, Chloe admits that she got “a few odd looks” from other bowlers, but luckily, no one seems to have actually said anything to her face. Now, she appears to be sharing the story on TikTok in hopes of sparing others the same embarrassment — and with well over 181,000 views so far, it seems to be working.
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